WHICHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-22 published
HOUSTON, Jean
At Central Park Lodge, London on Monday, December 19, 2005 in her 84th year. Beloved wife of Doug HOUSTON. Dear sister of Madeline PATTERSON and her late husband the Ven. Lester PATTERSON of Windsor, Mac FERGUSON and his wife Audrey of Denver, Colorado and Bette FERGUSON of London. Dear sister-in-law of Joyce WHICHER and her late husband Harry of Wiarton, the late Keith HOUSTON and his wife Mae of Perth and Alex HOUSTON of Strathroy. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond. A memorial service will be conducted on Tuesday, December 27 at 2: 00 p.m. at St. Paul's Cathedral, 472 Richmond Street at Queens. Cremation with interment in Strathroy Cemetery. Memorial contributions to London Health Sciences Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged.

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WHICHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-12-27 published
HOUSTON, Jean
Jean Houston, at Central Park Lodge, London, on Monday, December 19, 2005, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of Doug HOUSTON. Dear sister of Madeline PATTERSON and her late husband the Ven. Lester PATTERSON of Windsor, Mac FERGUSON and his wife Audrey of Denver, Colorado, and Bette FERGUSON of London. Dear sister-in-law of Joyce WHICHER and her late husband Harry of Wiarton, the late Keith HOUSTON and his wife Mae of Perth and Alex HOUSTON of Strathroy. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends called Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street, at Richmond. A memorial service was conducted on Tuesday, December 27 at 2 p.m. at St. Pauls Cathedral, 472 Richmond Street, at Queens. Cremation with interment in Strathroy Cemetery. Memorial contributions to London Health Sciences Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged.

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WHICHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-15 published
AUMAIS, Peter J.
After a lengthy illness on Friday, January 7, 2005. Peter AUMAIS, dearly beloved son of the late Jean Guy and Elizabeth AUMAIS. Loving brother of Louise and her husband David WHICHER. Dear uncle of Andrew and Catriona. A Memorial Funeral Mass was celebrated from Transfiguration of Our Lord Church on Saturday, January 15, 2005. Special thanks to all staff at Toronto General Hospital for their compassion and care. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Toronto General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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WHIDDEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-28 published
WHIDDEN, Jocelyn Anne (formerly LAWSON, née DAVIS)
Jocelyn Anne (Jo-Anne) Lawson WHIDDEN, 68, died peacefully at her home in New London, New Hampshire on the morning of Thursday, May 19, 2005.
Jo-Anne was born in Ottawa, Ontario on June 18, 1936 to Robert Bruce and Elizabeth Chipman (TOLLER) DAVIS.
She resided in Ottawa, New Hampshire and Naples, Florida.
As a child, she was an avid horseback rider in the Rockcliffe Park area where she was raised. She graduated from Elmwood School for Girls and McDonald College. Later, she bred and showed standard poodles as a member of the Ottawa Kennel Club. Over the years, she was active in many clubs including The Royal Ottawa Golf Club, The Country Club, Seigneurie Club, Le Circle Universitaire d'Ottawa, The Rideau Club, Minto Skating Club, Ottawa Ski Club, Manor Park Community Association, Club Mont Ste. Marie and The Meech Lake Association. She was predeceased by her parents; by her sister, Elizabeth (Betsy) Jane (DAVIS) WATSON and by her first husband, James Wyburn LAWSON.
In the United States, she was active in Windemere Golf and Country Club, Naples Yacht Club, Moorings Country Club, The Lake Sunapee Country Club and Lake Sunapee Yacht Club.
An avid golfer, bridge player, poetry writer and email correspondent, Jo-Anne is fondly remembered by her husband, Richard Mason WHIDDEN her children, Ian LAWSON, John LAWSON, David E. LAWSON, Heather LAWSON and Jane LAWSON; her grandchildren, M. David, Christine, Sarah and Stephen; and by her nephews, Philip, James and David WATSON of England.
A memorial service will take place in Ottawa at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, on June 18, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m.
A private interment service will be held at Beechwood Cemetery at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to Box 52145, R.P.O. Edmt. Tr., Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2E 8K9. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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WHIDDEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-02 published
HARPER, William H. " Bill"
At home, surrounded by his family's love, after a long, courageous struggle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was a native of Saskatchewan, born July 20, 1924 in Eatonia and grew up in Dinsmore, in a loving family. Bill was a Mechanical Engineering graduate from the University of Saskatchewan in 1946 and began his professional career first in Montreal then Toronto. He was co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Beaver Engineering, Chairman of Lovell and Christmas Canada Ltd., and served on many corporate boards. Active in community service, including Queen Elizabeth Hospital and other charities, he was also a long time member of Humber Valley United Church serving as chair of the Board of Stewards and as a Trustee. Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Isobel, with whom he enjoyed 58 years of marriage and his four children: Cathie (John) ESTEY, Joyce (Chris) WHIDDEN, Bill (Dona) HARPER, and Heather REIL. Also missing him are his eight grandchildren and one great-grand_son. Bill was passionate about many things besides his family: fine cars, classic wooden boats, well-tailored clothes, and the game of golf which he enjoyed year round - whether at Muskoka Lakes, St. George's, or Riomar in Vero Beach, Florida. He will be missed by his many Friends and associates made and kept over the nearly 81 years of his life. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday. Funeral Service to be held at Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd. on Saturday June 4, 2005 at 1 p.m. If desired, donations to a your charity of choice would be appreciated.

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WHIDDEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-22 published
HODD, James D.
On Wednesday, July 20, 2005. Beloved husband of Gwen (née WHIDDEN) for 27 years. Loving father of Lynn GRAY/GREY, Shelley BELL (Andrew,) Janice LINKE (Peter) and Laurie HODD (Cameron.) Proud grandfather of Terri, Trevor, Leslie, Joanne, Cameron, Trenda, Kristen and Emily. Great-grandfather of Brittany. Jim will be sadly missed by his sister Jean DAVIS (Art) and brother Ralph (Joyce.) Friends will be received at the Taylor Funeral Home "Newmarket Chapel", 524 Davis Dr., 905-898-2100 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral service to be held in the chapel on Monday, July 25, 2005 at 1 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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WHIDDEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-03 published
HARPER, William H. " Bill"
At home, surrounded by his family's love, after a long, courageous struggle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was a native of Saskatchewan, born July 20, 1924 in Eatonia and grew up in Dinsmore, in a loving family. Bill was a Mechanical Engineering graduate from the University of Saskatchewan in 1946 and began his professional career first in Montreal, then Toronto. He was co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Beaver Engineering, Chairman of Lovell and Christmas Canada Ltd., and served on many corporate boards. Active in community service, including Queen Elizabeth Hospital and other charities, he was also a longtime member of Humber Valley United Church serving as Chair of the Board of Stewards and as a Trustee. Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Isobel, with whom he enjoyed 58 years of marriage and his four children: Cathie (John) ESTEY, Joyce (Chris) WHIDDEN, Bill (Dona) HARPER, and Heather REIL. Also missing him are his eight grandchildren and one great-grand_son. Bill was passionate about many things besides his family: fine cars, classic wooden boats, well-tailored clothes, and the game of golf which he enjoyed year round - whether at Muskoka Lakes, St. George's, or Riomar in Vero Beach, Florida. He will be missed by his many Friends and associates made and kept over the nearly 81 years of his life. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday. Funeral Service to be held at Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., on Saturday, June 4, 2005 at 1 p.m. If desired, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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WHIDDEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-23 published
HODD, James D.
On Wednesday, July 20, 2005. Beloved husband of Gwen (née WHIDDEN) for 27 years. Loving father of Lynn GRAY/GREY, Shelley BELL (Andrew,) Janice LINKE (Peter) and Laurie HODD (Cameron.) Proud grandfather of Terri, Trevor, Leslie, Joanne, Cameron, Trenda, Kristen and Emily. Great-grandfather of Brittany. Jim will be sadly missed by his sister Jean DAVIS (Art) and brother Ralph (Joyce.) Friends will be received at the Taylor Funeral Home "Newmarket Chapel", 524 Davis Dr., 905-898-2100 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral service to be held in the chapel on Monday, July 25, 2005 at 1 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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WHIELDON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-21 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, William Henry
Passed away at Errinrung Nursing Home, Thornbury, Ontario on Saturday, November 19 William THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the Late Olga Isabel YOUNG. Dear father of Ruth (Russell) WHIELDON and Jessie FIELD of North Bay, David Chatsworth, Ronald (Sheila) of Windsor, Gordon (Roxanne) of Englehart and George of Meaford. Sadly missed by seventeen grandchildren, and seventeen great grandchildren Brother of Herb (Myrtle), Bob (Reta), Kenny (Devona) and Gert YOUNG. Predeceased by one brother Frances and three sisters, Mary DEMERS, Marg DAVIS and Jean. Resting at the Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday Morning, November 23, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Markdale Cemetery. Visiting on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. As your expression of sympathy donatons to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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WHIFFEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-23 published
MARTIN, Austin
At Centre Grey Health Services-Markdale on Friday, January 21, 2005, Austin Joseph MARTIN of Markdale, in his 81st year. Beloved friend of Hazel FENDLEY of Markdale, brother of Edward (Doreen) of Downsview, Brother Michael of Society of Jesus, Halifax, George of Barrie, Les (Irene) of Alliston, Mary ENNIS (Bill) of Toronto and Sister Theresa MARTIN of St. Joseph's Convent, Toronto. Brother-in-law of Bernice WHIFFEN of Saint John's, Newfoundland. Predeceased by wife Hilder MERNER, brothers James, John, Cyril and Kevin and sister Rita MARTIN. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Markdale on Monday, January 24th at 10: 00 a.m. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Toronto. Evening Prayers will be held in the funeral home Sunday evening at 8: 45 p.m.

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WHIFFEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-29 published
ROBERTS, Herbert Thomas
The world lost another great one on Saturday, March 26, 2005, at Shelburne District Hospital, Herbert ROBERTS of Orangeville, in his 88th year, beloved husband for 66 years of Esther MORRISON. Loving father of Carolyn and Thomas SCRIVEN, Margaret and Mario RAGO. Cherished grandfather of Wayne and Lynn SCRIVEN, Darlene and Ray WHIFFEN, Veronica and Glen HOLBROUGH, Tony and Jennifer RAGO. Lovingly remembered by his 7 great-grandchildren. Herb lived his life for others, always putting those around him first. He will be sadly missed by all. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home Baxter and Giles Chapel, 273 Broadway, Orangeville (519-941-2630) on Wednesday evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday morning, March 31 at 11 o'clock. Followed by cremation. Ifdesired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Dufferin Chapter, 204-21 Surrey St. W., Guelph N1H 3R3 would be appreciated. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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WHILLANS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-30 published
EVANS, Helen (formerly STANEK)
Peacefully at the London Health Sciences Centre, Westminster Campus, on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 Helen EVANS (STANEK) of Lambeth in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the Late Stanley STANEK (1965) and the Late Ross EVANS. Loving mother of Stan STANEK and his fiancée Lori ROADHOUSE of Lambeth. Proud grandma of Chris and his wife Leanne STANEK of Toronto and Jennifer BURGESS- BANKS and her husband Terry BANKS of Glencoe. Dear sister of Caroline WHILLANS of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Victoria ROSS of Nanaimo, British Columbia and Rose GSELL. Predeceased by her brothers Joseph WALZACK and Stanley WALZACK and sisters Josephine GILMORE, Jenny KELLESTINE, Kaye HENRY and Francis KWIATKOWSKI. Several nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews also survive. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, (2240 Wharncliffe Rd. S., Lambeth) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. then to St. Justin's Roman Catholic Church where the Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. with Father Martin JOHNSTON celebrating. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. Donations to the Kidney Foundation gratefully acknowledged. A prayer service will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday afternoon at 3: 30. Please sign the Family Book of Condolence at www.obituariestoday. com.

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WHILLANS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-04 published
WHILLANS, John " Jack" Lindsay
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of John L. WHILLANS on Sunday, January 2nd, 2005, in his 77th year. Cherished and beloved husband of the late Mary E. WHILLANS and father of Lindsay (Gary BROWNE) and John M. (Jeffrey LOOKKONG.) Grumpy, but loving Grandpa to Margaux and Gillian. Survived by siblings Bette, Cecily and Jim WHILLANS. Visitation will be Thursday, January 6th, from 3: 30 - 4:30 p.m. at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre (416-441-1580), 275 Lesmill Rd. (1 block east of Leslie, south of 401). A memorial will be held at 4: 30 p.m. Cremation at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Toronto Humane Society.

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WHIMSTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-10 published
DEETH, Hazel Evelyn (née WHIMSTER) (1912-2005)
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 4th, 2005 at 'The Victorian' retirement residence (1773 Feltham Rd), Victoria, British Columbia in her 93rd year. She will be greatly missed by Wilf, her loving husband of 65 treasured years and by her two sons, Paul and his wife Carol (Oakville, Ontario) and Alan (Vancouver). Hazel was the youngest of six children of the late Dr. Murdo A. WHIMSTER and Margaret Ann KIRK of Hamiota, Manitoba. In her 20's, she moved to Toronto where she met Wilf. They began their family in Ottawa, and later moved to Vancouver where they resided for over 40 years. Later, she enjoyed an invigorating life for 15 years on Vancouver Island. She took every opportunity to explore all there was to offer. She made many Friends over the years, both in Ontario and British Columbia, being active in the United Church Women and Couples Clubs of the United Church of Canada, and as a member and organist of a chapter of the Eastern Star. Her talents were numerous in the arts and crafts: music, painting and needlework to mention a few. She was a caregiver of the finest kind to family and to Friends, using her skills as a good listener to assist those who needed a boost. Hazel was always open to developing new Friendships while still retaining long standing ones. Humour was to her, a necessary ingredient for a happy life. Special thanks go to the staff at 'The Victorian' retirement residence who made the last 5 years of her life very enjoyable.
In Victoria, a Memorial Tea will take place on Friday, September 23rd, 2005 at 'The Victorian' residence (Feltham Rd) at 2 p.m. (250-477-1912). In Vancouver, a memorial service will be conducted at Ryerson United Church (45th Ave. and Yew St.) on Monday, September 26th, 2005 at 2 p.m. (604-266-5377) where her ashes will be placed in the Memorial Garden. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of your choice.

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WHIPP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-06 published
BURROWS, Ada May (née EVERSFIELD)
Peacefully at the Leisureworld Muskoka Nursing Home in Gravenhurst, on Friday, November 4, 2005. Ada May BURROWS (née EVERSFIELD) in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late John James BURROWS. Loving mother of Douglas BURROWS of Lakefield, Carolyn (Robert) WHIPP of Gravenhurst. Loving grandmother of Brian, Debbie, Kevin, Michael, Marty and Tyler. Great-grandmother of 4 great-grandchildren. Beloved sister to Amy COWLE and Betty (Fred) TIMMS. The family will receive Friends at the W.J. Cavill Funeral Home in Gravenhurst, on Monday from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Complete Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, November 7, 2005 at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. In memory donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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WHISKEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-08 published
GORDON, Margaret " Jean" (née SATCHELL)
Of Saint Thomas on Wednesday, September 7, 2005, at the London Health Sciences Centre, (Victoria Campus) London, surrounded by her loving family in her 85th year. Beloved wife of Chester Ernest GORDON and dearly loved mother of Elaine and her husband Ron DRAPER of Beachville and Wendy and her husband Alan PHILLIPS of Aylmer. Loved grandmother of Michael DRAPER (Jenn) of Jackson's Point, Scott PHILLIPS (Karyn) of Saint Thomas, Krista PHILLIPS (Andrew) of Windsor and Julie DRAPER (Chris) of Ridgeway and great-grandmother of Kristine, Brennan and Jared SMITH. Dear sister of Jack and his wife Noreena SATCHELL of Saint Thomas, Eileen COX of Saint Thomas, Doris PAL of London and Marilyn WHISKEN of Cranbrook, British Columbia and sister-in-law of Lois SATCHELL of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by a brother Ken SATCHELL and a brother-in-law Don COX. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Jean was born in Saint Thomas on April 22, 1921, the daughter of the late Albert and Gwendolyn (JONES) SATCHELL. She was a member of the Saint Thomas Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Y.M.C.A., the Port Stanley Seniors Club and was a volunteer at the Valleyview Home for a number of years. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Saturday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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WHISKEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-03 published
WHISKEN, Marilyn Joan (née SATCHELL)
Of Cranbrook, British Columbia formerly of Saint Thomas passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at the age of 66 years. Predeceased by husband Ronald in 1993. Beloved mother to Anne Marie and loving Nana to Teresa, Keisha and Tiana, all of British Columbia. Dear sister to Jack (Noreena) SATCHELL, Eileen COX and Doris PAL. Sister-in-law to Chester GORDON and Lois SATCHELL. Predeceased by parents Albert and Gwendolyn SATCHELL, sister Jean GORDON, brother Ken SATCHELL and brother-in-law Donald COX. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and good Friends Bill and Marie WALLACE of Saint Thomas. Prior to moving to British Columbia in 1992 Marilyn was employed by C.I.B.C. in Saint Thomas. Cremation has taken place. Remembrances may be made to Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or the charity of one's choice.

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WHISKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-14 published
Ottawa man faces charges in deaths of parents, sister
Canadian Press, Monday, March 14, 2005 Page A7
Ottawa -- Police responding to a call for help from a frantic and screaming woman discovered her body and the bodies of her parents in an east-end home yesterday. The couple's son was arrested and is expected to be charged.
Gerald MAXHELEAU, 66, his wife Louise MAXHELEAU, 60, and their daughter Michelle MAXHELEAU, 25, were all found stabbed to death on the main floor of the house, police said.
Police expect to charge the MAXHELEAU's 30-year-old son, Daniel, with three counts of first-degree murder today, Ottawa Police Staff-Sergeant Randy Whisker told the Ottawa Citizen.
Officers raced to the comfortable home in a tranquil suburb around 9 a.m. after receiving a frantic 911 call from a woman screaming and crying for help.
A blood-covered man who rambled on about a bizarre plot against him met police at the door, the Ottawa Sun reported.
Inside, police found the daughter in the foyer, dead from stab wounds with a phone next to her. Her parents were discovered face down in pools of blood on the kitchen floor, the newspaper said.
"There were signs of violence on the bodies of the victims," said Staff-Sergeant Monique ACKLAND, an Ottawa Police spokeswoman.
Police said the son was treated for minor cuts at hospital and then was taken to an Ottawa police station for questioning.
"There is a lot of work to do to put together what exactly happened," Staff-Sgt. WHISKER said. "It will likely take us a couple of days to process the crime scene."
A weapon believed to have been used in the killings was recovered and a team of forensic officers will collect evidence at the house for the next couple of days.
Staff-Sgt. ACKLAND said the accused has had previous contact with police, but not of a criminal nature.
The Sun reported that police were called to the house last year when a man threatened to jump out a window. Depressed over losing his job and unable to sleep, the man voluntarily admitted himself to a psychiatric unit at a local hospital.
A relative in Toronto said the couple's surviving daughters are in a state of shock.
"It's too painful to be able to speak about it," Elyse MAXHELEAU said.
Neighbour Jean PERLEY said the MAXHELEAU family has lived in the house for at least 20 years.
Neighbours said the couple had three daughters: Michelle, who was the youngest; Susan, who lives in Montreal; and Marie-Helen, who lives in nearby Hull, Quebec
Marie-Helen went to visit her parents on Sunday afternoon but arrived to find police cruisers blocking the street.
Few neighbours knew the couple had a son until he moved in with them in the last couple of weeks.

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WHISKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-14 published
son held after three found dead
Canadian Press
Ottawa -- Police responding to a call for help from a frantic woman discovered her body and the bodies of her parents in an east-end home yesterday.
The couple's son was taken into custody.
Gerald MAXHELEAU, 66, his wife Louise MAXHELEAU, 60, and their daughter Michelle MAXHELEAU, 25, were all found stabbed to death on the main floor of the house, police said.
Police expect to charge the MAXHELEAU's 30-year-old son Daniel with three counts of first-degree murder today, said Ottawa police Staff-Sgt. Randy WHISKER.
Daniel MAXHELEAU is scheduled to appear in court today.
Officers raced to the comfortable home in a tranquil suburb around 9 a.m. after getting a call for help from the daughter.
"There were signs of violence on the bodies of the victims," said Staff-Sgt. Monique ACKLAND, an Ottawa police spokeswoman.
Police said Daniel MAXHELEAU was found in the house and arrested without incident. He was taken to hospital where he was treated for some minor cuts, police added. He was then taken to an Ottawa police station for questioning.
A weapon believed to have been used in the killings has been recovered.

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WHISKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-15 published
HAMILTON, Bruce (February 29, 1924-May 13, 2005)
Peacefully in his 81st year, in Ajax, Ontario. Beloved husband to Edna HAMILTON (née LAMOUREUX,) adored father of Carol McMILLAN, Donna WHISKIN, Tawnee BOSSOM, Teena Marie Hamilton KARSAI and Catherine COSENTINO. Brother of Bernice ROBERTSON and the late Kenneth HAMILTON. Elated grandfather of ten grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Bruce learned to play guitar at the age of twelve and was with the Cheerio Variety Entertainers before joining the Air Force. Bruce served for three years in World War 2 as a Corporal with the Canadian Air Force. Bruce worked at Grinnells for twenty-eight years and thoroughly enjoyed his employment with Rowntree/Nestle for twelve years. Bruce had a love of planes and in his memory his collection of plane paraphernalia has been donated to The Royal Canadian Air Cadets, 151 Squadron in Oshawa, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations to the The Royal Canadian Air Cadets would be appreciated.

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WHISTLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-02 published
KERR- LAWSON, James, 1939 -- Died This Day
Monday, May 2, 2005, Page S9
Artist born in Fifeshire, Scotland, on October 28, 1862.
After settling in Hamilton, Ontario, with his family, he enrolled in the Ontario School of Art in 1879. The following year, he went to Europe to study and returned home to Ontario in 1885 to work with William BRYMNER and Homer WATSON. Two years later, he went back to Europe to tour with his easel. In 1900, he finally settled in London and became associated with such painters as John LAVERY, Frank BRANGWYN and James McNeill WHISTLER.

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WHISTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-07 published
FRYER, May Barbara
Resident of Rosewood Retirement Centre. Peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, March 5, 2005, in her 82nd year, at Kingston General Hospital. Predeceased by her loving husband Charles and son Larry. Beloved mother of Linda VAN RIJN and her husband Trevor, and loving mother-in-law of Gina. Beloved nanny of Melanie and Melissa WARD and Christina and Ashley FRYER. Survived by her sisters Kay LECLERC and Gertrude HUBBARD. Predeceased by her brothers Everett, Ernie, Rollie and Alan PARKER and her sister Alice ENGLEHART. Sadly missed by her nieces Marie SAVARIA and Kathy McMULLEN and family. The family received Friends at the Township Chapel of the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes, 435 Davis Drive (Waterloo Village) in Kingston on Sunday between the hours of 6-9 p.m. and will receive Friends on Monday between the hours of 6-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in our chapel on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Reverend Bill WHISTON officiating. Interment will follow at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations for those wishing may be made to the Lung Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. In care of the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes Township Chapel, 435 Davis Drive, Kingston 613-546-5150. Relatives and Friends are invited to sign the Book of Condolence at www.gftompkins-township.ca

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WHITAKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-03 published
HUMPHREY, Lyle B.D.
At Valleyview Nursing Home, Saint Thomas on Friday, December 2, 2005, Lyle B.D. HUMPHREY of Saint Thomas in his 77th year. Loving husband of Dorothy (née SWINDALL.) Cherished father of Gloria BARTLETT (husband Jeff) of Saint Thomas and Ralph (Bev WHITAKER) of London. Grandfather of 2 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Vernon (wife Frances) of London, Laura BRYDGES of Michigan and predeceased by a brother Don. Friends will be received at the Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester on Monday 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Art CHOLMONDELEY officiating. Interment at Dorchester Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation gratefully acknowledged.

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WHITAKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-23 published
THROOP, W. Allan
Peacefully, at the Peace Arch Hospital in Surrey, British Columbia, in his 82nd year, with his family by his side, on April 18, 2005. Beloved husband of the late Eleanor THROOP (née WHITAKER.) Dear father of Leslie REID and her husband Philip, Michael THROOP and his wife Mary and MaryAnne Throop BOLAND and her husband Reinhard. Cherished grandfather of David and Daniel. A Memorial Service in his honour will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, 2241 New Street (at Drury Lane), Burlington, (905-637-5233). Donations may be made to the charity of your choice and would be appreciated by the family. You are invited to sign the book of visitation at www.db-burlington.ca.

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WHITAKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-23 published
THROOP, W. Allan
Peacefully, at the Peace Arch Hospital in Surrey, British Columbia, in his 82nd year, with his family by his side, on April 18, 2005. Beloved husband of the late Eleanor THROOP (née WHITAKER.) Dear father of Leslie REID and her husband Philip, Michael THROOP and his wife Mary, and MaryAnne Throop BOLAND and her husband Reinhard. Cherished grandfather of David and Daniel. A Memorial Service in his honour will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, 2241 New St. (at Drury Lane), Burlington (905-637-5233). Donations may be made to the charity of your choice and would be appreciated by the family. You are invited to sign the book of visitation at www.db-burlington.ca

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WHITAKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-11 published
ROBINSON, Jacqueline " Becky" (née WHITAKER) (1923-2005)
Becky brought the magic to ordinary days. Peacefully to God, on a bright, sunny day, with her family by her side. Beloved wife of Robert for 62 years. Devoted mother of Peter ROBINSON (Rebecca,) Susan TASCA (Lorenzo) and Heather ROBINSON (Sandor.) Cherished grandmother of Mathew and Julie. Dear sister of Marie MacDOWELL and June FINCH (Philip.) Fun-loving, caring aunt to 18 nieces and nephews. Becky will be resting at the G.H. Hogle Funeral Homes "Wignall Chapel", 62 Long Branch Ave., Etobicoke on Sunday and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated Tuesday, June 14th at 11 a.m. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 782 Browns Line. Interment Saint Mary's Cemetery, Mississauga. If desired, memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences can be made at www.hoglefuneralhomes.com."Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens and I will give you rest." (Matthew, 11: 28)

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WHITAKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-16 published
MOORE, James Alexander " Jim"
Suddenly at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston, on Friday, October 14, 2005. Jim MOORE, of Tottenham, in his 77th year, beloved husband of the late Peggy. Loving father of Carol and the late Malcolm WHITAKER and Sherry and Gord POLLEY. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Erica and Ben KINGSWOOD, Carlye WHITAKER and D.J. BLAD, Keith and Ryan POLLEY, and his great-granddaughter Teagan and soon-to-be baby Kingswood. Forever remembered by all his Friends and neighbours. The family will receive Friends at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham, 905-936-3477 on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 from 12: 30 until time of Memorial Service, in the Chapel at 1: 00 p.m. Donations in Jim's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, would be appreciated by the family.

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WHITALL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-24 published
WINN, " Lenny" Lennabelle Anne, B.Sc.
George Williams University, Chicago (Retired teacher, North York Board of Education, Earl Haig Secondary School, York Mills Collegiate and Zion Heights Junior High School. Avid canoe tripper, skier, and gardener).
Born in St. Charles, Missouri, U.S.A. on March 22, 1943 to her dear late parents Ira Eugene and Lennabelle (JAMES) WINN. Entered into eternal rest in the loving care of her dear family and Friends at the Toronto East General Hospital on Wednesday, November 23, 2005. Lenny, cherished sister of Bill and his wife Joyce WINN of Quincy, Illinois, John and his wife Kristen WINN of Grand Junction, Colorado, and the late Donald Eugene WINN. Sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, cousins, Friends and neighbours. Devoted and dear friend of Sandra WHITALL and France GAUTHIER. Friends may call at the Trull "East Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre,, 1111 Danforth Ave. (one block East of Donlands Subway), on Friday, November 25, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Celebration of life services will take place in the Chapel on Saturday, November 26, 2005 at Eleven O'Clock. Private cremation. Refreshments to follow the service in the Chatham Lounge. By request, memorial donations may be made to The C.C.C. Palliative Care Unit at the Toronto East General Hospital, 825 Coxwell Ave., Toronto, Ontario M4C 3E7 or The Nature Conservancy of Canada.

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WHITBREAD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-13 published
FRASER, George
At his residence on Monday, April 11, 2005, George FRASER of Dorchester, formerly of London in his 90th year. Predeceased by his wife Rose (née WHITBREAD.) Beloved mother of George (wife Diane) of Grimsby, Beverly BURKET (husband Paul) and James (wife Alberta) all of London, John (wife Faye) of Calgary and Joy MacARTHUR (husband Allan) of Toronto. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Dear brother of Alex of Hamilton. Friends will be received at the Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, April 15, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with his son Reverend James FRASER of Evangelic Missionary Church of Canada (Ark Aid Street Mission) officiating. Interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery, London. Memorial donations to a charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged.

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WHITBREAD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-16 published
CRUMP, Dorothy Elizabeth (WHITBREAD)
At Brantford General Hospital on Thursday, January 13, 2005. Dorothy Elizabeth WHITBREAD of Paris, Ontario. Loving mother of Mary and her husband Tom KILNER of Toronto, and Norma MacKLIN of Brantford. Loving grandmother of Cathey and Suzanne KILNER, James, Jon, Matthew and Andrew MacKLIN; great-grandmother of Joshua and Emmilyn. Dear sister of Margery COOK of Woodstock, and sister-in-law of Tom and Marie SAYLES, and Lawrence and Betty Jean CRUMP. Dorothy will be dearly remembered by her extended family, her close Friends and many groups she belonged to and participated in. Friends will be received at the Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, 184 Grand River Street North, Paris on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Private family Funeral Service will be held. Reverend Bob SCHROEDER of St. James Anglican Church, Paris officiating. Interment Paris Cemetery. Donations in Dorothy's memory may be made to the group or charity of your choice. Wm. Kipp 519-442-3061.

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WHITBREAD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-28 published
PINZHOFFER, Theresa
Suddenly, on Wednesday, April 27th, 2005, in Toronto. Beloved wife of the late Anthony. Loving mother of Helen, Betty, and Denise (Dave MINNS.) Loving grandmother of Chris WHITBREAD. At Theresa's request, cremation has taken place and a private memorial service will be held. Arrangements in the care of the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 416-488-1101.

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WHITBREAD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-03 published
SKINNER, Amelia
Peacefully at King Nursing Home, Bolton, on Wednesday, June 1, 2005, Amy SKINNER, in her 87th year, beloved wife of Duncan and loving mother of Duncan. Cherished grandmother of Amanda and Fiona. Dear sister of Nellie TRAYNOR and predeceased by her thirteen brothers and sisters. Remembered with affection by her niece Amelia, her husband Bill WHITBREAD and their family. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) on Saturday, June 4 from one o'clock until time of funeral service in the chapel at 2 o'clock. Followed by cremation. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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WHITBREAD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-26 published
PRETTIE, James Roy
Mr. James Roy PRETTIE, age 79 years, resident of Thunder Bay, passed away peacefully on November 16th, 2005, following a brief illness, with his son Walter by his side. Born on July 23rd, 1926, in Toronto, Ontario he served with distinction in the Canadian Army during World War 2 and in the Middle East as part of the U.N. Peacekeeping Forces. After retiring from the military he was employed as Chief of Security at Port Arthur Shipyards. James is survived by his son Walter Roy, sister Margaret LONSDALE, nieces Beverley WHITBREAD, Carol ROBSON, Karen PRETTIE, Linda PRETTIE, nephews Bryan PRETTIE and the late John (Jack) LONSDALE. He was predeceased by parents Walter and Margaret PRETTIE, brothers Graham and Jack. As James wishes no service will be held. Interment will be held at a later date in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.

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WHITBURN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-23 published
COMPER, Gabrielle Noelle (DUBÉ) R.N.
Peacefully, with dignity and grace and surrounded by her family, on Sunday, August 21, 2005, in Chippawa, Ontario. Gabrielle ("Geb") COMPER was born January 26, 1913 in Marengo, Saskatchewan of pioneering parents. She was a graduate of St. Paul's Nursing School and after moving to Toronto in 1937, worked as a Registered Nurse at St. Michael's Hospital. Gabrielle married Frank COMPER in 1941. A long-term resident of Leaside, Gabrielle was an outspoken community activist and was deeply committed to local causes. She had a passion for the arts and returned to Ontario College of Art in the 1970's where she obtained a degree in Fine Arts, at the sprightly age of 70. Even in her declining years, Geb will be remembered by her intellect, her generosity and her tremendous sense of humour. Gabrielle was the last surviving member of the original DUBÉ family of Marengo and is predeceased by her brother Marc DUBÉ, Jacqueline (WHITBURN), Alice DUBÉ and Jeanette (BOUTIN). Her beloved Frank died in 1994. She is survived by her four children and their spouses: Mary Elizabeth (Betty) and Garth HUTCHEON, Tony and Elizabeth, Michael, Paul and Marion; her grandchildren Marie, Ann, Peter, Christopher, Reilly and Kathryn and her great-grandchildren Claire, Noelle and William. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Bella Senior Centre, in Chippawa, who cared for Gabrielle with kindness and compassion. A Mass of Christian burial to celebrate Gabrielle's life will take place on Friday, August 26 at 10: 30 a.m. at St. Anselm's Church, 1 MacNaughton Road in Leaside. Visitation will be for 1 hour prior to the Mass. If desired, donations to St. Michael's Hospital Foundation, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8, would be appreciated.

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WHITBURN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-23 published
COMPER, Gabrielle Noelle (DUBÉ) R.N.
Peacefully, with dignity and grace and surrounded by her family, on Sunday, August 21, 2005, in Chippawa, Ontario. Gabrielle "Geb" COMPER was born January 26, 1913 in Marengo, Saskatchewan of pioneering parents. She was a graduate of St. Paul's Nursing School and after moving to Toronto in 1937, worked as a Registered Nurse at St. Michael's Hospital. Gabrielle married Frank COMPER in 1941. A long-term resident of Leaside, Gabrielle was an outspoken community activist and was deeply committed to local causes. She had a passion for the arts and returned to Ontario College of Art in the 1970s where she obtained a degree in Fine Arts, at the sprightly age of 70. Even in her declining years, Geb will be remembered by her intellect, her generosity and her tremendous sense of humour. Gabrielle was the last surviving member of the original DUBÉ family of Marengo and is predeceased by her brother Marc DUBÉ, Jacqueline (WHITBURN), Alice DUBÉ and Jeanette (BOUTIN). Her beloved Frank died in 1994. She is survived by her four children and their spouses: Mary Elizabeth (Betty) and Garth HUTCHEON, Tony and Elizabeth, Michael, Paul and Marion; her grandchildren Marie, Ann, Peter, Christopher, Reilly and Kathryn and her great-grandchildren Claire, Noelle and William. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Bella Senior Centre, in Chippawa, who cared for Gabrielle with kindness and compassion. A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Gabrielle's life will take place on Friday, August 26 at 10: 30 a.m. at St. Anselm's Church, 1 MacNaughton Road in Leaside. Visitation will be for 1 hour prior to the Mass. If desired, donations to St. Michael's Hospital Foundation, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8, would be appreciated.

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WHITBY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-24 published
John BAND, Executive And Art Collector (1915-2005)
Navy officer who hunted U-boats during the Second World War returned home to become an insurance broker and a collector of Canadian art
By Sandra MARTIN, Saturday, September 24, 2005, Page S9
Although he was a distinguished veteran and a former insurance executive, John BAND found his true calling in companionship and art. He was passionate about collecting, gardening, fitness, the navy, red wine and crossword puzzles. A good listener, he was the master of drawing people out.
Born into a family of prominent Canadian art collectors, he inherited his parents' eye and their zeal for collecting. "I wish I knew the first time I shook his hand," said art collector Ken THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, chairman of The Globe and Mail. "I think it was in the mid-50s and it must have been about art."
For half a century, the two men discussed upcoming auction sales, although their Friendship meant they never bid against each other. "I respected his judgment on paintings," Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON said. Whenever Mr. BAND was "adamant" about a picture, such as The Steamship Quebec, painted by Cornelius Krieghoff in 1853, "I jolly well bought it. There wasn't going to be any doubt about that," Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON admitted.
"He was always around the corner from my house and up here," tapping his forehead with his finger, "he was right beside me all the time," Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON said. "I never got along with anybody better."
Mr. BAND's love of art was ingrained growing up in a home where Arthur LISMER and Fred VARLEY were frequent guests and painting was a major dinner table topic. "John had a very keen eye for choice works and he sometimes went about acquiring them as though he was a detective," said Lisa Balfour BOWEN, a family friend and art critic. "To my knowledge, he was filling gaps in his collection virtually until the time of his death."
There was nothing passive about Mr. BAND. "He spoke his mind, but it was something that you welcomed. There were no shades. He was always direct and clear," said Dennis REID, chief curator of the Art Gallery of Ontario. "I have to say I loved him."
John Trumbull BAND was the eldest child and only son of insurance broker and art collector Charles Shaw BAND and his wife, Helen WARREN. His parents moved to New York in 1914 when Mr. BAND was transferred to the American office of James Carruthers and Co. Mr. BAND was born there a year later.
While they lived in the United States, the BANDs bought canvases painted by the Hudson River Valley artists. They sold that collection when they returned to Toronto in 1923 with John and his younger sisters, Priscilla, Barbara and Helen.
"They wanted to collect what was important in the life of Canada their country and the countryside they knew," said Mr. BAND's stepdaughter, management consultant and corporate director Jalynn BENNETT. The BANDs bought an island in Georgian Bay and became good Friends with several members of the Group of Seven.
"Their home was a testament to the art of the Twenties and Thirties in Canada," said Mr. REID. " The dining room was stupendous because it was all Lawren HARRIS's Arctic sketches. There must have been 10 of them."
Two years after the BANDs moved back to Toronto, they sent John to Trinity College School in Port Hope. He was 10. His daughter Sarah, an entrepreneur and retailer, has his first school report framed in her bathroom. "He is rather backward for his age, but he has ability and is a neat and careful worker," his teacher wrote.
In 1929, the year of the stock-market crash, the school's main building burned down. Hard economic times and the school's rebuilding difficulties persuaded his parents to withdraw him in 1931, the year he would have graduated, and send him to Jarvis Collegiate Institute in Toronto instead.
Nevertheless, Mr. BAND was a committed Trinity College School old boy. With his family's help, he gave himself an 80th birthday gift in 1995 by endowing an annual history prize.
Mr. BAND went to work in 1937 for Irish and Molson, a firm of insurance brokers that became Marsh and McLennan and later Marsh Canada. After war broke out, he enlisted in the Navy and was commissioned a Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve in 1941. About the same time, he met Mona MORROW (later CAMPBELL,) daughter of financier and company director Frederick MORROW. They married in 1942.
During the war, Mr. BAND served on H.M.C.S. Swansea, a river-class frigate in 1943 as first lieutenant. The ship, which was known as a happy and successful one, helped to sink three German U-boats in the North Atlantic in March and April of 1944 and assisted in essential enemy sweeps before the invasion of Normandy in June of 1944. He transferred to H.M.C.S. Stone Town, another frigate, with the rank of Lieutenant Commander, that November and served as its commanding officer until August of 1945.
For decades afterward, Mr. BAND caught up with his wartime cronies at an annual navy lunch he organized, inviting specialist speakers on military subjects. One of the regulars was Tony GRIFFIN, another distinguished naval veteran. "There were very few officers I could put in the same class as John BAND," he said this week. "He knew how to handle ships and men and he had a keen appreciation of the Navy."
Michael WHITBY, senior naval historian at the Department of National Defence, agrees with that assessment. "He was one of the typical Canadians who volunteered to go fight the war and who did an outstanding job." Mr. BAND's strength was to lead by gentle persuasion and quiet example. On Swansea, for example, he insisted that classical music was played on Sundays.
When peace came, he went back to Toronto and to Marsh and McLennan, working mainly on Toronto establishment accounts until he retired in 1980 as a senior executive. He needlessly regretted that the war disrupted his plans to go to university, according to Paul O'DONOGHUE, a business colleague from Marsh and McLennan who became a lifelong friend. "He was the best-informed man I ever met."
Mr. BAND and his wife Mona had three children, John, Sarah and Victoria (Vickie), but the marriage fell apart in the mid-1950s. After an acrimonious divorce and custody settlement, Mr. BAND married Elizabeth Lumbers ROGERS, a widow with two children (Jalynn BENNETT and Jennifer ROGERS,) in 1959.
His son lived with them and his daughters stayed with their mother. "We weren't allowed to see him for a long time," said his daughter Sarah, who became extremely close to her father in the past few decades. "He was my best friend," she said this week. "We talked four times a day."
As a stepfather, Mr. BAND was "warm and caring and curious about our lives without being intrusive," says Ms. BENNETT, who was 15 when her mother remarried.
He was very outgoing and had a keen sense of whimsy. He once jokingly confided plans for his funeral: a procession down Bay Street at noon with a Brinks truck following the hearse with a big sign on top saying: "Who says you can't take it with you?"
Some years after his second wife Betty died in 1992, Mr. BAND formed a new attachment with Patty FISCHER, the former wife of industrialist Michael DEGROOTE, owner of Laidlaw Transport and the Hamilton Tiger Cats.
Mr. BAND turned 90 in late August. He celebrated his birthday two weeks ago at a party he organized himself at the Toronto Hunt Club, where he'd belonged ever since his mother had bought him a membership for his 20th birthday.
His friend Ken THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON tried to give him a small J.E.H. MacDonald painting of the family island in Georgian Bay as a birthday gift. Knowing the value of the painting, Mr. BAND refused to accept it, although he delighted in pointing out familiar landmarks. Finally, he agreed to "borrow" the painting after attaching a note to the back saying it belonged to Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. He only had a few days to enjoy it. The painting has now come back to Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, layered with "priceless" sentimental value. He plans to hang it near his desk in his office until he gives it eventually to the Art Gallery of Ontario. "But that paper is going to stay with that picture," he insisted. "That's a condition."
Last Tuesday, Sarah BAND took her father to a medical appointment where he learned that his cancer was terminal. He went home, made a final "to do" list to settle his affairs and then "crumpled."
John Trumbull BAND was born in New York on August 25, 1915. He died on Sunday of metastasized sarcoma. He is survived by one sister, three children, two stepchildren, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A private family burial took place on Thursday. A memorial service is planned for September 30 at noon at St. Paul's Anglican Church in Toronto.

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WHITBY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-08 published
WHITBY, Sybil Annie
Passed away on September 5, 2005 in her 89th year. A lifelong resident of East York. Dear mother of Dianne HAGGITT and David SCOTT (Peggy.) Loving grandmother of Christine (Graham,) Lara (Mike), Judith, Peter (Carrie) and Steven (Tiffany). Great-grandmother of Kyle. Beloved wife to both Arthur and Owen. Fondly remembered by her brothers, nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Saturday, September 10 from 1-2 p.m. A funeral service will follow in the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery.

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